Darryl Accone

Books that are odes to love and death

How to get through life? These novels of ideas and odes to “ordinary people” give some hints.

Lauretta Ngcobo leaves a rich legacy in her wake

Ngcobo highlighted the plight of South Africa’s rural women and those who were forced into exile by apartheid.

A Van Gogh who lived in South Africa

Chris Schoeman, author of the "The Unknown Van Gogh", answers questions about Cornelis van Gogh, who lived and died in South Africa.

Milan Kundera turns to navel gazing

Late style shows up in Milan Kundera's 'The Festival of Insignificance'.

Literature slings barbs and arrows at the M&G LitFest

They spoke. They listened. They argued. Now the work for the M&G Literary Festival 2016 has begun.

The saving grace of our stories

Postapartheid writing and hot provocative issues book-end this year's M&G Literary Festival, which takes place on August 1 and 2.

DIFF: Get stoked at Wavescape where the movies are pumping

Surfing takes centre stage at the 10th Wavescape Surf Festival with fictions and documentaries that zoom in on ocean sustainability and beach culture.

M&G Literary Festival aims to provoke

Hot debates are on offer as the literary festival and book fair join forces.

Encounters film festival: What to watch

As the renowned film festival opens across parts of the country, Darryl Accone and Katlego Mkhwanazi list their must-sees.

Günter Grass: The man who dared to damn

Not an easy man to have on your side, Günter Grass was a writer who had the gall to spit into the soup of the high and mighty.

Outspoken author thanks writers for aiding her release

A first-time South African novelist’s admiration for Salman Rushdie saw her physically attacked and allegedly forced into a mental institution.

SA poet shortlisted for 6th Man Booker International Prize

Marlene Van Niekerk's "two masterpieces" detail the aggravations of the political transition in South Africa - particularly for Afrikaners.

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